Reviewed by James Lidgett
Not surprisingly there are several Dan Smiths making music (note, this chap isn't the deceased black street musician but a comedian, deejay and youth worker based in Ohio). A talent like Smith's is able to put the Word of God into a context suitable for youth; something that they can relate to without diluting or distorting it. This refreshing down to earth approach will always work better with today's youth than any dogmatic soap box routine. Today's young people want to be talked to, not preached at, and "Smitty" as a musician, comedian, DJ and all round great guy has it cracked, especially with this album. Who knew you could take Linkin Park, Sir Mixalot and the Village People amongst others, make them funny AND make them about God. This album will have your sides splitting, but make you think. It is something I would never say lightly but everyone without exception should own this album. Prepare to be amazed, startled and taken somewhere you never thought you would find yourself, such as "Reading The Hobbit", or perhaps wondering "Why Don't We Pray?" The highlight though (and something of an underground hit on the internet) is "Baby Got Book", a hilarious account of a young lady flying in the face of peer pressure by carrying around an oversized Bible!
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